EAPR – Program Viability

A collaborative process between ADHE staff and higher education institutions resulted in the viability standards shown in the table below. The numbers represent average numbers of graduates per year and are calculated on a three-year rolling basis. ADHE reports annually on program viability to the AHECB. See ADHE Review of Program Viability.

Program TypeViability Standard
Career and technical education (CTE) certificates and associate (AAS, AS) degree programs4
Bachelor's degrees in science, mathematics, engineering, computer science, foreign languages, middle school education4
Transfer associate degrees (AA, AAT) and bachelor's degrees6
Master's, specialist, and first-professional degree programs4
Doctoral programs2